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1. A fine, smooth, tightly twisted thread spun from long-staple cotton.
2. Fabric knitted of this thread, used especially for hosiery and underwear.
[After Lisle (Lille), France.]
a. a strong fine cotton thread or fabric
b. (as modifier): lisle stockings.
[C19: named after Lisle (now Lille), town in France where this type of thread was originally manufactured]
1. a fine, high-twisted and hard-twisted cotton thread, at least two-ply, used for hosiery, gloves, etc.
2. knit goods made of lisle thread.adj.
3. made of lisle thread.
[1850–55; after Lisle, earlier form of Lille, France, where first made]
3. former name of Lille.
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|Noun||1.||lisle - a fabric woven with lisle thread|
|2.||lisle - a strong tightly twisted cotton thread (usually made of long-staple cotton)|
cotton - thread made of cotton fibers